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January, 2018

  • 27 January

    Arrest Magashule, Zwane and the Guptas for stealing from poor black farmers, says DA

    The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on the Hawks to arrest the Guptas, Ace Magashule, Msebenzi Zwane, and all others embroiled in the alleged theft of R200 million belonging to poor black farmers. DA Leader  Mmusi Maimane said in a statement on Friday following search and seizure operation at the …

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  • 26 January

    Hawks confirm raids at Free State Premier’s office

    The Hawks have confirmed that they are currently conducting search and seizure operations at both the office of Free State Premier Ace Magashule and the provincial office of the Department of Agriculture. “Yes I can confirm that we have been here since around 8:30am. We are targeting the office of …

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  • 26 January

    Government is committed to the automotive industry

      Government remains committed to the production of vehicles locally through the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) says Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Mangwanishe. “As the government, our commitment to local vehicle production is supported in our Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) with a prime focus on adding value …

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  • 25 January

    Terms of Reference for State Capture Inquiry released

    The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has published the Terms of Reference for the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in the Government Gazette. The terms of reference act as a guideline for the Commission in their investigations. They were signed into effect by President Jacob Zuma on …

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  • 25 January

    Molefe ordered to pay back golden handshake

    Embattled former Eskom boss Brain Molefe’s golden handshake got revolting when the North Gauteng High Court on Thursday ordered him to pay back the cash. The ruling was pronounced by Judge Elias Matojane. When he left the power utility, the former CEO was granted R30 million golden handshake. In 2016, …

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  • 24 January

    Discount, Retail, farm and forestry Sectors minimum wage hike in February

    The Department of Labour has announced the minimum wage increase in different sectors with effect from March this year. Departmental Spokesperson Teboho Thejane said the minimum  wage in the Wholesale and Retail part will increase by 5,1 and 6,6 percent, while workers in the farming and forestry industries will get 5,6 percent …

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  • 23 January

    Acclaimed jazz icon has died

    President Jacob Zuma has communicated sincere sympathies on the sad passing of acclaimed jazz musician, the incredible trumpeter, social lobbyist and freedom fighter veteran Hugh Masekela. Masekela  passed on at 78. Masekela was one pioneer of jazz music in South Africa whose ability was perceived and respected for many years. …

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  • 23 January

    Suspended Eskom CFO, Anoj Singh has resigned

    Suspended Eskom Chief Financial Officer Anoj Singh has on Monday tendered his resignation with immediate effect. The Power Utility received Singh’s resignation letter through his lawyers. Eskom said Singh resigned from his position as the Chief Financial Officer, in line with the terms of his employment contract, saying he resigned …

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  • 22 January

    Road fatalities decrease by more than 10%

    The preliminary 2017/18 Festive Season report indicates an 11% decline in fatalities on the roads when compared to the same period in the previous year. “Our preliminary festive season fatalities for the period starting 1 December 2017 to 9 January 2018 show that there were 1 527 people who died on …

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  • 20 January

    New Eskom board members announced

    Government has announced the appointment of new board members at Eskom, as an immediate measure to strengthen governance and management at the parastatal. “The company has been facing several challenges, including a weak financial position, declining revenues and governance failures, which are threatening the sustainability of the company going forward. …

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